August 22, 2014 Subject:
a Net Work of awe and beauty
farmersmanual has been attributed a prize by the New Media Jury of the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media 1999: The Jury would like to honour the pioneering work of Austrian Internet artists, FARMERS MANUAL, (URL is web.fm) who have succeeded in making the cybernetwork into a Net Work of awe and beauty. Self-reflective and transparent, they mixmaster soundcollage, streamed video and interNetional automation. Connnecting in realive time to the wiredworld, this collective has expanded the true democratic impulse of the internet, allowing public intervention and contribution at all levels, from software to content. Although working on the outer bounds of New Media, they evoke the mesmerizing energy and wonder rarely seen since the earliest days of the invention of cinema.